It’s a new year on the inter-webs, which means two things:
1) There are people out there who have decided to start blogs.
2) There are people out there who already had blogs and have decided to be more active in their online presence or blog more, per their New Year’s Resolution.
So, to all the newbies and the oldies (but goodies), who don’t know who I am, I’d just like to say ‘Hello!’ and I hope you are all having a great 2015 so far.
The new year is always a great time for finding and following new blogs.
So, I thought it would be cool, for those of you who don’t follow me or know who I am, to re-introduce myself.
My name is Jillian and I have been an active blogger here on Tumblr since 2011…4 years! Man, time flies!
Jillian, what do you blog about?
My blog is not specifically oriented to a certain movie, TV Show or fandom. I’m a general blogger who writes about everything under the sun: News, Pop Culture, Movies, TV, Books, Politics, Writing/Journalism/Writing Process, Photography, Food/Cooking, Fashion/Style…etc.
If like it and it makes me happy, chances are I blog about it.
So, what do you like, Jillian? What makes you happy?
I’m glad you asked, Tumblr friend!
I picked some of my favorite questions from the ‘Getting To Know You’/’Questionnaire’ tags and answered them below.
So, feel free to read a little about me.
And if you like what you read and love the same things I do, follow me!
I guarantee regular posts that will make you laugh and think…or your money back! (OK…there’s no money involved, but you get the picture.)
Things That Make Me Happy: Fashion; New York City; Theatre/Musicals; Colorful and patterned socks; Puppies (especially golden retrievers and corgis); Learning a new song on the piano; A good cup of tea; Owls; Taking gorgeous photos; Harry Potter (and Harry Potter Weekend); Blogging; A well-written line from a movie/song/book; When I’m writing and the words just pour out of me; Having a beautifully decorated and organized living space; Cooking/Baking; The Kate Spade, Lily Pulitzer, and Charming Charlie stores at the mall; A well-made commercial; FRIENDS, That 70’s Show, and HIMYM re-runs; Albums that are so good you can’t just listen to one song, you must listen to the entire thing; A fresh-baked, hot, chocolate-chip cookie; Painting/Crocheting/Crafting; The excitement of giving someone a gift that you bought or made that is simply perfect for them; Movie endings that make me cry no matter how many times I’ve watched said movie
Last Thing I Googled: Into the Woods Movie Soundtrack
Must-Watch Weekly TV Shows: Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Flash, Arrow, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, Parks and Rec, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Vampire Diaries, Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, SNL (AND, my new favorites, Agent Carter and Galavant)
Last Movie I Saw In Theatres: Big Hero 6
Dream Vacation: Europe (I want to explore every nook and cranny of that entire continent!)
Dream Job: Writer (TV shows/Movie Screenplays/Books/Magazines)
Last Song I Listened To: Memories of You—Ben Webster
Biggest Pet Peeves: Hypocrites; Grammar mistakes; People who rant and have no idea what they’re talking about; People who steal others’ writing/jokes/creative content/intellectual property; People who act like they are loving and accepting, but, if you have a different opinion than them, they become judgmental and hateful; People who are always trying to one-up you and make life a competition
Place I’d Love To Live Someday: New York City
Movie: Harry Potter (all), Avengers (all), Iron Man (all), Captain America (all), Thor (all), Guardians of the Galaxy, Hunger Games (all), Spiderman (Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield), Pirate of the Caribbean (all), Lord of the Rings (all), EVERYTHING Disney and Disney/Pixar, Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, Where the Boys Are, Back to the Future (all), Dead Poet Society, Perks of Being a Wallflower, High Society, White Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life, The Wedding Date, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, The Wizard of Oz, Singin’ in the Rain, Something’s Gotta Give, Dirty Dancing, You’ve Got Mail, Easy A, Footloose, Less Than Zero, The Devil Wears Prada, Class, 27 Dresses, Sex and the City, Love Actually, Princess Bride, 13 Going on 30, Clueless, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Father of the Bride (Spencer Tracy and Steve Martin versions), Auntie Mame, Pride and Prejudice (Keira Knightly version), A Little Romance, Bachelor in Paradise, Sex and the Single Girl, Arthur, Risky Business, The Graduate, Summer of ‘42, Yours Mine and Ours (Lucille Ball/Henry Fonda version), The Apartment, Pretty Woman, Shop Around the Corner, Bringing Up Baby, Philadelphia Story, His Girl Friday, Some Like It Hot, Monty Python, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Family Stone, Animal House, National Lampoon’s Vacation (Summer, Vegas, and Christmas), Meet the Parents, James Bond (all), Big, Bridesmaids, Fastimes at Ridgemont High, Grease, Hairspray, Meet Me In St. Louis, (Any film that is in black-and-white, was made by Wes Anderson, or stars Meryl Streep, Tony Curtis, or Cary Grant)
TV Show: Gilmore Girls (Always and forever…)
Food: Tacos and Chinese
Drink: Hot Tea, Water, Hot Coco, Milk, This Pineapple/Lemon/Pomegranate juice recipe that I love, Cosmopolitan, Pinot Grigio (I absolutely detest soda/pop.)
Music: Fleetwood Mac, The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, Adele, Bad Rabbits, Billy Joel, Big Star, Oasis, Foster the People, Black Lips, Broken Social Scene, Carole King, CCR, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jr., Michael Feinstein, Darren Criss, Dave Matthews, Elton John, Bee Gees, Hanson, Gloria Gaynor, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Beatles, John Mayer, Justin Timberlake, The Killers, Capital Cities, Lady Gaga, Lo Fidelity Allstars, Maroon 5, M.I.A., NMH, David Bowie, Madonna, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Queen, Prince, Peter Bjorn and John, Public Enemy, Rob Thomas, Santigold, The Shins, Sleigh Bells, Steve Miller Band, The Strokes, T. Rex, Squeeze, Walk the Moon (My favorite genres include: jazz, big band/swing, rock, and punk)
Book: Harry Potter, Every novel by Jane Austen (Sense and Sensibility is my favorite.), A Separate Peace, Catcher in the Rye, Rebecca, Hunger Games, Divergent Series, Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Book Thief, Gone Girl, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, All the Shakespeare (Macbeth is my favorite.), Jane Eyre, Madame Bovary, Portrait of Dorian Gray, 1984, Slaughterhouse-Five, The Master and the Margherita, Letters from Earth, The Awakening, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail, To Kill A Mockingbird, Little Women, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Color: Purple, Mint, The electric blue color on the walls of Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment in the Sex and the City movie, Hot Pink
Fictional Character: Hermione Granger (My Spirit Animal…I literally am Hermione. Ask my friends.) and Rory Gilmore (Again…Journalist/Writer, Obsessed with books/movie/pop culture, Talks fast with lots of references, Wants to live and work in NYC…We are the same person.)
Place You’ve Visited: New York City, Disney World/Harry Potter World, Charleston SC, Hilton Head Island